Collection: Sally Hansen 2016, Color Therapy [Launch]
Before I start, did you guys realize that Sally Hansen has changed its logo? I just noticed it when I was adding new shades to the Nail Polish Library; it’s only changed on the US site for now. The polish bottles all still seem to sport the old logo, as well.
I can see why they felt the need for an update, but the new logo reminds me a little of a hotel (or even H&M):
Anyway, when Rexall recently ran a Buy 2, Get 2 Free deal on nail polish, I decided to pick up four Sally Hansen Color Therapy polishes, since they looked so pretty in a special display of rose and coral shades. I thought they might have been new shades, but they were from the original launch in 2016.
One of the shades I picked is Soak at Sunset (300), a coral shimmer, which would have been perfect for summer. But Halloween is just upon us now, so I guess it vaguely works as an orange polish. Perhaps some people need a pretty, soft orange rather than the candy corn orange that you usually see at this time of year! (Not that there’s anything wrong with candy corn, which I adore and have to remember to go pick up at Bulk Barn today.)
This is a coral orange with a small dollop of yogurt and a good handful of golden shimmer stirred in. It goes beautifully with that rose gold cap, doesn’t it?
I still maintain that if Sally Hansen would just improve their brushes, particularly in their higher-end lines (Color Therapy, Miracle Gel, Complete Salon Manicure), I’d really love their polishes. The brush really ruins their polish for me a lot of the time.
In this case, the Color Therapy brush is fat and paddle-shaped, which is fine and works all right—but it just could be so much better. I often find they’re cut unevenly, which is very annoying. Also, the wide and flat brush stem prevents easy removal of excess polish against the round bottle neck, so I always get too much polish running down the brush and onto my nail.
Soak at Sunset is a little on the sheer side, which surprised me. I used four coats in my swatch, though I do try to use thin coats so it is really more like three more generous, regular coats. Two to three thin coats provides a nice semi-opaque look, though; I just wanted to get it opaque.
Sally Hansen Color Therapy contains 0.5 US fl oz / 14.7 mL and retails for about US$7.99 / CA$11.95. The formula is free from toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). It contains a number of oils (castor, argan, evening primrose and safflower).
Sally Hansen’s website states that Sally Hansen and her husband developed a Hard as Nails nail treatment in the late 1950s. Sally Hansen, the company, was purchased by Coty Inc. in 1997 when the cosmetics giant acquired Del Laboratories, which owned brands like Sally Hansen, La Cross, and NYC (New York Color). Coty itself was founded in Paris, France in 1904, and is owned by a German holding company and headquartered in New York, NY, USA.